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Top 9 Things to do in Kent

By Janani - August 13, 2020
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The country of Kent is located in Southwest England. It is home to numerous farms, breweries and fishing towns. It is fondly called the “Garden of England”. Kents boasts brilliant restaurants, bars and underground tunnels. It is indeed one of the most exciting places in England. Kent is also home to the UK’s oldest roller coaster, a grotto covered in seashells and countless other top attractions, which make your holiday the best. Excited to know what’s so special about Kent? Here’s a list of top things to do in Kent that will prove why the city is dubbed the “Garden of England”. Read on. . .

Top things to do in Kent, England

1. Shell Grotto

What is it? 

Shell Grotto is a weird maze of underground tunnels. It was first unearthed in 1835 when someone was digging for a pond. 

Why you must visit this attraction?

No one knows the reason why Shell Grotto was built. Could it be a temple? Or could it be a cult headquarters? Or could it be someone’s undeciphered work? There are no answers to all these questions. Though the history is unknown, this mysterious Grotto is beautiful and best suited for an afternoon walk. Walkthrough the subterranean spaces; and get amazed by the walls that are coated with literally millions of shells.

2. Chartwell House

What is it? 

It is the family home of Winston Churchill and his family from 1922.

Chartwell House in Kent
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Why you must visit this attraction?

The Chartwell House is an archive of photographs, books and other items belonging to Winston Churchill. It also displays the large collection of Churchill’s paintings.

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3. Whitstable Oyster Festival

What is it?

As the name suggests, it is a festival celebrating the history of oysters in Whistable. It is celebrated in the month of July (preferably weekends).

Oyster Easting Compettition
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Why you must not miss this Festival?

The Whitstable Oyster Festival is the best way to relish the local cuisine. The festival usually involves a parade, Oyster eating competitions and building of the traditional mounds known as Grotters out of Shells. 

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4. Stark

What is it? 

Wanna eat the best meal in town? Stark is a very Londony-looking restaurant that only seats ten at one time.

Why you must visit this restaurant? 

Stark is the best place to dine in Kent. It has only 10 seats. And these seats get booked up very fast. It offers one of the best six-course meals in Kent.

5. Margate Dreamland

What is it? 

Margate Dreamland is an amusement park that dates back to the 1870s.

Margate Dreamland
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Why you must visit this attraction?

Margate Dreamland offers vintage theme park rides, a roller disco, a dedicated play area for kids and a variety of food and beverages. When you are here, don’t forget to ride the ‘Scenic Railway’, a wooden roller coaster that’s also the oldest in the UK.

6. The Kentish Hare

What is it?

The Kentish Hare is a pub with a great range of vegetarian dishes. They also host weekly steak nights.

The Kentish Hare
Source: Google Images

Why you must visit this pub?

Are you a food lover? Wanna taste some Orange and roast beetroot salad, Five-spiced tofu noodles? Or try ordering Miso roast aubergine, a stuffed portobello mushroom. Your taste buds will be super happy after this eating experience.

7. Port Lympne

What is it?

Port Lympne is a 600-acre wild animal park. It is home to more than 700 incredible animals. 

Pot Lympne
Source: Google Images

Why you must visit this attraction?

Port Lympne is home to Black rhinos, western lowland gorillas, Giraffes, tigers, lions, leopards, bears, etc. The best part is that you can really roam around the zoo with safari experiences. 

8. The White Cliffs of Dover

What is it?

The White Cliffs of Dover is an iconic place that you shouldn’t miss. It is a must-do when it comes to things to do in Kent. 

White Cliffs of Dover
Source: Google Images

Why you must visit this attraction?

A brisk walk along the cliffs can be the best way to explore. While you’re here, you will also get a chance to learn about the scientific discoveries made at the Victorian lighthouse.

9. Chislehurst Caves

What is it? 

Chislehurst caves are ancient mines. They were originally dug to provide chalk for buildings and guns.

Chislehurst Caves
Source: Google Images

Why you must visit this attraction?

The Chislehurst caves have played a very important role in the history of their country. They stored ammunition in WorldWar I. They were also used as a Bomb Shelter in WorldWar II.

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These are just some of the many things you can do in Kent. Kent has a never-ending list when it comes to things to do and see. Wondering where else to go? Check out some of our unique UK packages and plan your customised trip to the UK with Pickyourtrail. Need more help? Drop a WhatsApp query, we will get back to you. Also, read more travel stories and get inspired for your European holiday.

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